Economic Development Advisory Committee

Meetings

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 4th Wednesday of every month
  • Municipal Building Courtroom
    530 Newark-Pompton Turnpike
    Pompton Plains, NJ 07444-1799
  • View the meeting calendar.

Members

Per New Jersey Statutes Annotated 40:69A-91 and Township Code §3.40 this committee is made up of 11 members:

  • Paul Sullivan (Chair)
    5 Year Term Expiring December 31, 2021
  • Louise Marchese, Secretary
    5 Year Term Expiring December 31, 2019
  • Donna Cetani
    5 Year Term Expiring December 31, 2019
  • Joseph DiFranco
    5 Year Term Expiring December 31, 2023
  • Diane Leva
    5 Year Term Expiring December 31, 2022
  • Charles Melleno
    5 Year Term Expiring December 31, 2022
  • Kimberly Quigley
    5 Year Term Expiring December 31, 2023
  • Jim Sarto
    5 Year Term Expiring December 31, 2021
  • David Van Vugt
    5 Year Term Expiring December 31, 2020
  • David Wetmore
    5 Year Term Expiring December 31, 2020
  • Patricia Wojtyszn
    5 Year Term Expiring December 31, 2022

Council Liaison

  • Councilwoman Florance-Lynch

Overview

The Economic Development Commission (EDC), consisting of 11 members, was established by the Township Council and charged with developing and implementing a strategic business attraction and retention program for the municipality. Its function is to match enterprises looking for a new home with a suitable and appropriate location within Township of Pequannock's borders. Any resident interested in serving on the EDC should submit a completed Volunteer Application/Citizen Leadership form to the Township Clerk.

Mission & Focus

The Economic Development Commission's mission is to attract strong and diverse corporations that will add to the township's already strong and diverse business mix.

The primary focus of the Economic Development Commission is to promote occupancy of existing vacant commercial sites and to work with revitalizing currently occupied developed properties to aid in enhancing current tax rates. The Economic Development Commission also assists:

  • At the direction of the Township Council with new applications and/or inquiries for new commercial developments
  • Compile and provide timely and useful vacant listings for developments
  • Foster a business friendly environment
  • Work to ensure a balance of interest with the environment and promote an understanding of economic development and help the community to realize a desired economic future